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Board of Directors

Cesare-Fera_150Cesare Fera, Graduate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padua, originator, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and the life and soul of FERA – Fabbrica Energie Rinnovabili Alternative, he personally deals with the implementation of the company’s strategy and mission. Founder of the Italian National Association of Wind Energy (ANEV), an association gathering together private companies dedicated to the building of wind farms, he also founded, in 2010, the Italian National Association of Thermodynamic Solar Energy (ANEST), of which, today, he is Vice President. Prior to founding FERA, he was Sales Director at Techmo Car, a leading aluminium machinery manufacturing company. From 1998 to 2010, he chaired the Lombardy Open Castles and Villas Association, promoting the development of the region and its heritage of castles and villas. From 1996 to 2000, he worked at ABB Industria, first as project planning manager for Europe and North Africa, and then as implementation manager of the automation division restructuring process, named ‘Total Optimization Process’. From 1995 to 1996, he worked in marketing for Baccarat, in Paris. From 1984 to 1990, he worked to promote Franciacorta DOCG wines, managing both production and sales at the award-winning winery of Castello Bornato.

foto-sito-2Luigi Pennisi, Engineer with FERA – Fabbrica Energie Rinnovabili Alternative since October 2002. He dealt, up until 2007, with project development, and, until 2012, with project management. Under his management, the first FERA wind farm was built, the multi-award winning Cinque Stelle (Stella, Savona, June 2007), as well as the Santa Luce Wind Farm (Santa Luce, Pisa, January 2013), to date the largest wind farm in Tuscany. Since 2013, he has been responsible for the management of the operational facilities of FERA’s wind power division. In addition to consolidated technical competence, he possesses in-depth knowledge and experience of administrative and regional approval procedures and interactions. He trained in Italy and abroad, with previous experiences in GE Nuovo Pignone and Procter & Gamble Italy.

Franco Maria Merlino, Civil lawyer, authorized for practice at the Italian Supreme Court, specializing in banking and bankruptcy law, and, more generally, in business consulting, with particular experience in corporate debt restructuring and business financing crisis management.

Massimo Tabak, Graduate from the Bocconi Univeristy of Milan, with two MBAs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, in Cambridge, USA, he is a professional stylist and entrepreneur of the international fashion scene,  as well as advisor to various prestigious companies. His professional skills and abilities have also been attested by assorted international prizes and awards.